Admissions, Admissions, and still more Admissions!
If I ever doubt that Wikipedia had all the answers (not necessarily the right ones, but at least answers), it was erased when one of this blog’s readers forwarded this helpful link:
Finally – advice from a source we can all trust ;-).
Along those lines…just in case you think admissions officers have everything completely figured out, here’s a great article to dispel that myth. It’s a somewhat old article, but it’s one that is still available and that I think outlines a lot of the debate currently going on in higher ed admissions. http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/11/14/collegeboard
Notes from the latest meeting of the College Board (yes, colleges are members of the same lovely group that brings you the SAT’s). While it’s pretty boring, you’ll get an idea that there are ongoing debates about how colleges should admit and award financial aid to students, even among the colleges themselves. And that’s within a group that all uses the SAT – try adding in the debate over score optional admission polices like Mason’s (check it out at http://www.admissions.gmu.edu/freshmen/ScoreOptional.asp).
Be seeing you.
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